The fire calms down as Obama arrives

The most recent updates for the Waldo Canyon Fire:

Waldo Canyon Fire is now officially the worst wildfire in Colorado history. They said that while you often prepare for the worst, you hardly see it and this fire has been the worst case scenario. There is now one death and one person missing because of the wildfire. Approximately 340 homes have been lost, thousands still evacuated, and over 18,000 acres destroyed. Over 1,100 firefighters are doing all that they can to keep things under control, and have managed to gain 15% containment. Of course, this is also contingent on the weather and any sudden storms or wind shifts.  At 8pm last night, the officials did allow some residents back in their neighborhoods, including parts of Rockrimmon and Kissing Camels areas (to find more updates on evacuation lifts, click here).

President Obama arrived in COS at about noon and will be here for three hours.The Mayor ensured that the president’s security will be handled completely by federal authorities so that all local attention can stay focused on the fire. He will tour damaged areas, talk with firefighters and local officials, and determine how much additional federal aid will be needed.  So far, the damage is estimated above $3,000,000. KRDO has been doing a fantastic job with continuous coverage and updates.

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